Always a pleasure to have the opportunity to pen a personal piece, this time a bitter-sweet slip of a story about cooking with my teenager for Ladies’ Home Journal.
He’s gone from picky eater to adventurous gourmand in just a few short years. In a few more, he’ll be headed to college with a hot plate of his own. But I can’t entertain the thought of that just yet. Those of you fresh from high school graduations can relate, no doubt.
A few weeks ago my boy posted this on Facebook: “My foodieness has reached its apex: I had an ice plant salad tonight.” (Said salad courtesy of Gather restaurant, which knows a thing or two about how to make vegetables star on a plate.) To which a pal responded: “Perfect way for invasive [species] removal. Yank it out of the dunes and stick it in a bowl!” Gotta love the concerns and humor of this current generation.
Find the LHJ piece here — with a favorite recipe: Our take on Panzanella Salad.
Oh, and as one of my best friend’s just gleefully pointed out, I’m rocking a lot of cleavage in the online version. Thank goodness for the cropped photo in the print addition, more my style. I swear I tried to convince the stylist and photographer that a cami was called for in this photo shoot. Enough said.
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